Archive for the 'Fan Made' Category



28
Dec
10

Wonder-Homer

Homer at the Bat4

“Something told me this was a very special, very magical piece of wood . . . that I could make a bat out of.” – Homer Simpson

What do you see in the picture below?

Homero-Simpson-1

If all you see is a pile of wood in a plastic bad then you are only partially correct.  For at the time this picture was taken, one of those pieces of wood held a bitching carving of Homer Simpson.  Click here for the full gallery of images, from unformed to carefully carved with hair on top.  I know I say this a lot, but projects like this one are a million times cooler than any amount of collectable plastic. 

16
Dec
10

Dead Homer Society Xmas Gift Guide

Homer's Barbershop Quartet6

“Human roaches, feeding off each other’s garbage, the only thing you can’t buy here is dignity.” – Mayor Quimby 

It is the stated position of the Dead Homer Society that the fount of filthy lucre that is crappy Simpsons merchandise is a major reason behind the continued existence of Zombie Simpsons.  Merchandise generates twice as much cash as the television show, and the continued production of new episodes has been explicitly linked by people at FOX to licensing revenue.  And while one person’s purchasing decisions wouldn’t even register as a rounding error on that mountain of money, why buy things that support Zombie Simpsons, especially when they tend to be cheaply manufactured garbage? 

With that in mind, here is the official Dead Homer Society Xmas Gift Guide.  These are all homemade or repurposed Simpsons items that won’t put a penny towards next season’s production budget.  And if you’re wondering if I got all of these by searching Etsy for Simpsons stuff, you would be correct.  All prices are in US Dollars, though most items have non-US/Canada shipping available.  Isn’t this better than clock radios that can’t be plugged in and horribly deformed Krusty dolls?

Art

5 pc Simpson Hand Painted Russian Nesting Doll – $55 – For some reason Bart, not Homer, is the largest one here, but these are actually from the Ukraine so who cares?

Homer Simpson framed original pop art, Neil Jam style – $13 – Homer is staring back at me with his dead eyes:

Neil Jam Homer

Limited edition signed numbered audrey hepburn simpson fine art print – $45 – Time for breakfast at Margie’s:

Audrey Hepburn Marge Simpson

Bags/Wallets

A Homer Simpson Christmas Tree Reusable Bag/ Tote – $7 – Homer stands with a Christmas tree made of Duff on the side of this all purpose reusable bag. 

Homer Simpson Not-so-Handyman – $7 – Another Simpsons bag from the same source as the one above.  This one isn’t Christmas themed, but it would make a nice gift. 

The Simpsons/Groundskeeper Willie Mini Duct Tape Wallet – $7 – A compact wallet that just wants to know if you’ve got any grease. 

Simpsons Trifold Wallet – $12 – This wallet has plenty of space for your membership cards in the Elks, the Masons, the Communists, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance, and the Stonecutters.

Naughty Bart Simpson drawstring bag for library, toys, sheets, cotton – $9.50 – Nice little Bart Simpson bag. 

Where’s Bart Wristlet – $4 – A small Simpsons zippered pouch. 

Simpsons Coin Purse – $6.50 – That’s right, a purse! 

ipod blackberry itouch cell phone case SIMPSONS – $12 – A small Simpsons case for your small electronic device.

Simpsons Wallet – $22 – From merry old England comes this impressive use of recycled materials:

This wallet is made from recycled Simpsons caramel biscuit packets, encased in a super sturdy vinyl. Lisa, Bart and Homer also feature on the inside.

There are 5 inside pockets made from the same clear vinyl, allowing the features of the wrappers to show through.

Bridal?  Bridal.

Marge & oo Homer SIMPSONS Wedding Cake Topper Simpson 1 – $98 – If you’ve got a wedding cake that needs topping you could do a lot worse.  I don’t think they come to life and have little parties at night, but I could be wrong. 

wedding garter BART SIMPSON bridal set white – $26 – Yep, it’s a Bart Simpson garter.  I would try to catch that so hard.  (Here’s a blue one.) 

Clothing & Such

Bart Simpson inspired Flannel Blanket – $30 – Bart looks like undersea explorer Bart Simpseau here.

Adult size full apron made with vintage Simpsons bed sheet by Kiss Me Designs – $20 – That is a very vintage Simpsons bed sheet alright, and the apron looks great to boot. 

Hand Felted Wool Slippers. Can be made in 2 days. Bar(t) Simpson – $56 – That looks more like Homer in the picture, but I guess you can get whatever you want.  Holy crap do those look warm. 

Stonecutters ID Reel – $9 – I would love to walk into one of those buildings where you need to wear ID at all times with this clipped to my shirt:

Have you always wanted to belong to a secret society? Perhaps one that participates in the failure of both the metric system and the electric car? The Stonecutters might just be for you. Now shhhhut up. It’s a secret.

8 Simpsons Pinback Buttons – $7 – Some classic quotes, though I continue to wonder why people spell Jebus with two “e”s. 

Jewelry

The Simpson’s – Bart Simpson – Guitar Pick Earrings – $2 – Not exactly the height of fashion, but that’s not why you’d wear these, is it?

Donut stud earrings (pink sprinkles) – $20 – Mmmm, earrings. 

Cartoon Skateboard Sk8 Charm Pendant Necklace Skater Chain – $12 – With skateboard lingo, no less:

Cartoon figure and his red and green signature striped skateboard is so sick! A 1.25" metal charm pendant on a chrome-finish silver-tone 23" ballchain necklace.  He is throwing down mad skills on his board!  He’s got on a fierce-cherry-red tshirt and some blue shorts with matching blue hightops.

Kids

Child’s apron and chef’s hat set with utensils – $35 – From Australia comes this Bart Simpson apron and hat for ages 4-10. 

Skater Bart I Spy bag – $15 – A homemade toy for your tiny Simpsons fan in training. 

The Simpsons Oversized Baby or Toddler Bib – $4 – Speaking of children, how about a bib with the whole town of Springfield on it? 

BART SIMPSON KIDS/TRAVEL Pillowcase – $5 – Pretty much what it says. 

Baby Simpsons Shoes – Elastic Fit – $15 – Cute little Simpsons shoes for infants. 

12 Crayon The Simpsons Caddy Roll-Up – Crayon’s Included – $9 – On the go crayon coloring. 

Miscellaneous

Naked Homer Simpson,with added bits – $60 – A standard Simpsons doll, denuded of clothing and given that which man has always had but dolls usually lack.  A little pricy, but just imagine the look on someone’s face when their eyes first alight on Homer’s dong.

The Simpsons – Homer, Smithers, Lenny, Mr. Burns, the Ace of Clubs and the Ace of Hearts Playing Cards Organic Upcycled CAT TOYS with Feathers – $5 – Six cat toys for one low price, and they know their market:

Is your cat sick of all the time you spend watching The Simpsons when you could be feeding or petting him?
Well now your cat can have it his way with these six fun toys!

Superior Intellect (SALE) – $1 – If you’ve got to send out holiday cards, why not quote Kang & Kodos on something done on an old fashioned letter press? 

Choo Choo Choose You 8 x 10 Matted Print – $25 – Tell someone you love them with a Ralph Wiggum quote that will last. 

Simpson Corkboard – $50 – You could hang a lot of D- tests on that.

Custom Itchy & Scratchy Simpsons Coffee Table – $379 – And finally, this thing ain’t cheap, but look at it.  Just look at it:

Itchy & Scratchy Coffee Table

Excellent.

16
Oct
10

Actual Instructions for Drawing Homer Simpson

Jamie Sale Simpsons Sketches

“Now, using the Lombardo Method, you’ll learn to see everyday objects as a simple grouping of geometrical shapes.  Here, we see how two concentric circles, various trapezoids, ellipses – and yes, even a rhombus! – can create an adorable little bunny rabbit.  It’s just that easy!” – Professor Lombardo

One of my little hobby horses around here is posting videos of people either drawing Simpsons characters or purporting to teach you how to draw Simpsons characters.  I find these videos oddly fascinating, mostly because I can’t draw for shit and it’s neat to see how something like that gets done.  However interesting I find them, they usually aren’t all that instructive.  Though many of them are labeled “How to Draw Character X”, often they’re just demonstrations that don’t contain any actual instructions on how to duplicate what you’re seeing.

The three videos by British cartoonish Jamie Sale that I have linked below, however, actually give some lessons.  He tells you what he’s doing and why he’s doing it, from the number of spikes on Bart’s head, to the number of eyelashes Marge has, to how to get Homer’s collar right.  (It starts out as a “V” and then becomes more of an “N”.)

Setting aside the slightly overwrought music, which seems to be par for the genre, these are vastly better than most of those other “learn to draw this” videos I’ve seen.  Sale’s a freelance cartoonist, so if you need something drawn, give him a thought.

11
Sep
10

Stylized Simpsons

I found this when I was doing Reading Digest this week, and it is simply too cool not to have its own post.  I’ll let The Be Rad Blog explain:

I am big on a lot of geeky stuff and when I came across Sound Of Design’s Flickr profile I was in awe; it’s an eyegasmic gold mine. Ty Lettau has created hundreds of minimalistic portraits of characters from a plethora of cult classic geek universes. All are displayed in a minimalistic “Cartooned” fashion similar to the classic media in which some of the characters are taken.

The entire “Cartooned” section is amazing, but I wouldn’t be posting this if there weren’t a Simpsons set:

Sound of Design - Marge

It’s both simple and detailed; the pearls, the hair, that eyes-up-optimism, it’s got everything.  Here’s my favorite:

Sound of Design - Grampa

That is fucking great.  Even smoothed out, wrinkles are wrinkles, and the generalized look of panic combined with the old man five o’clock shadow is dead on Grampa Simpson.  B-r-a-v-o, Sound of Design, eyegasmic indeed.  Check out the whole set

16
Aug
10

Real Life Mr. Sparkle

We all know Mr. Sparkle as a joint venture of Matsumura Fishworks and Tamaribuchi Heavy Manufacturing Concern that banishes dirt to the land of wind and ghosts.  But it is also the premier window cleaning service for homes and businesses in the greater Fargo, ND-Moorhead, MN area.  Seriously:

Mr Sparkle Logo

Obviously the website doesn’t contain any likeness or drawings that might be legally actionable, but let there be no doubt about the name:

The name “Mr. Sparkle” is a famous reference to “The Simpsons” (it was the name of a mysterious Japanese cleaning product on the show). Is that how that came about?

Yes, it is. I’m a big “Simpsons” fan, and when we created our list of names, Mr. Sparkle was one of the names on there, and my wife said, “You’re not using that name.” As we kept eliminating names, it kept rising up to the top, and finally it was the last name.

On the FAQ page, part of the response to the question “What do you do when you come to my house?” sounds like a vaguely sexual boast, or at the very least yet another euphemism for masturbation, and is all the better for it:

You just need to sit back and enjoy the sparkle!

But please, don’t believe them, observe this customer testimonial:

Now I have a great sparkle!

For lucky best wash, use Mr. Sparkle. 

03
Jul
10

Sharpening

“Grace, come here.  There’s a sinister looking kid I want you to see.” – Jimmy Stewart

Springfield’s seamy underbelly gets the MS Paint treatment courtesy of a slow morning at work for reader Robin (whose Troy McClure tattoo is almost done).  First, the original:

Pencil Sharpening1

He’s made a game of it, seeing how many pencils he can sharpen in an hour,
and then trying to break that record.

Now, the remixes:

Pencil Sharpening2 (You're Doing It All Wrong)

You’re sharpening them all wrong, Seymour.

And:

Pencil Sharpening3 (There's a Lemon Behind That Clock!)

All that sharpening has made him hungry and, look, there’s a lemon behind that clock!

Thanks Robin!

28
Jun
10

Folding Like Umbrellas

Via Cromulent Words comes this most excellent rendition of Lisa’s strike song from “Last Exit to Springfield”:

In turn, this led me to YouTube’s related videos.  Sure enough, there are more:

Here’s one with a little Spanish flavor:

This guy’s singing voice is remarkably accent free given that he appears to be a native German speaker:

Germans love Lisa’s protest song:

Piano?  Piano:

A man with aviator sunglasses has no time to waste.  Here’s the up-tempo short version (only 29 seconds):

A shirt is not required when you have this kind of enthusiasm:

By the “folding tower”?  Why not:

And finally, this is just awesome:

I love how the kid who’s playing Lenny snaps his fingers.  Bravo all around.




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